Modelling 🦠 Coronavirus – Quarantine?!

As coronavirus is threatening to become a global pandemic, I’ve built seven epidemiological models of increasing complexity in order to illustrate how infectious diseases get transmitted over time. Among others, I try to answer the questions of what is the scientific rationale behind a surgical mask or an all-out quarantine. This is a video commentaryContinue reading “Modelling 🦠 Coronavirus – Quarantine?!”

Ice Stupa Dynamics – Part 1

A good friend of mine has been pioneering an innovative solution to the water scarcity problem of the villages of the high deserts of Ladakh in the Indian Himalayas. The idea is to grow artificial glaciers – ice stupas, named after the Buddhist sanctuaries called stupas – to store the flow-away water during the winter-time for the spring,Continue reading “Ice Stupa Dynamics – Part 1”